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Monster Cookies Mix

A recipe for Monster Cookies Mix in a jar. It is a great gift for the holidays or any time of the year.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Renee


For the mix:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup candy-coated chocolate candies or chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

To make monster cookies:

  • 3/4 cup smooth or chunky peanut butter not natural
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten


  1. Mix together the granulated sugar, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Pour into a 1-quart Mason jar.
  2. Top with a layer of half of the oats. Add the candies in a layer, and top with a layer of brown sugar. Top with a layer of the remaining oats and then a layer of walnuts. Seal with the lid, decorate the jar if you like, and attach a label with these instructions for the recipient:
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Mix together the peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and eggs in a bowl. Add the contents of this jar. Form the dough into 2-inch balls and set on cookie sheets 2 inches apart. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, until the tops of the cookies begin to brown. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

Recipe Notes

Recipe © 2012 by Shaina Olmanson and used by permission of The Harvard Common Press.